Our parents invest a lot in us. They start out by spending countless sleepless nights, feeding us, bathing us, changing us and rocking us to sleep. As we reach adolescence, they take care of our education, our friendships, our hobbies and our quirks. They guide us towards right and wrong, they teach us values and how to live in a civilized society.
When we grow older – they stand by us through our trials and tribulations. They give us comfort and advice when we are down, and rejoice with us in our highs. So, when there comes a time to celebrate this special bond, we often find ourselves in a fix. What do you gift a parent who has already given you so much?
While no gift in the world can repay the love and devotion with which our parents took care of us, it’s always good to share tokens of appreciation! And really, it’s the thought that matters when gifting.
With that in mind, we have compiled a list of 53 thoughtful gifts for the elderly that they will absolutely love and use in their day to day life.
In this list, we have included practical items that they can use everyday to make their lives easier. We have also included some interesting and “different” gifting ideas for the more wacky parents!
To cover all budgets, we have categorized the gift ideas as under $25, between $25 and $100 and more than $100.
So go ahead and explore some of the most thoughtful gifts for the elderly that will make their life convenient.
Thoughtful gifts for the elderly – Gifts under $25
We start off with a list of gifts for the elderly that are thoughtful, yet on a budget. They will form great add-ons to your birthday, Christmas or Mother’s/Father’s Day gifts.
#1 Picture Puzzles: Remember When? How Many Differences Can You Find?
Do you remember the “Find 10 mistakes in this picture” puzzles that all of us have done at some point or the other in our lives? Well “Brain games” puts a new twist on that game – the pictures are all late twentieth century photos that bring back nostalgic memories of the golden period of your parents’ lives! Moreover, according to research, playing games can have beneficial therapeutic effects for the elderly.
“Besides their entertainment value, games can have beneficial therapeutic effects for elderly people that improve their health and well-being.” – 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2017)
In this picture puzzle book, each image has two copies – an original, and one slightly modified. The game is to spot the mistakes in the second picture. There are 4 sections of such picture puzzles, with each section becoming progressively more difficult. This not only keeps their interest but also improves mental activity of the elderly.
Apart from reminding them of their youth, this book is great for the elderly. It has large, clear pictures on each page. It is spiral bound (another blast from the past) – which means that the pages never get torn or crumpled, no matter how many times you visit a page. This indeed makes for a thoughtful gift for the elderly!
- Photo puzzles that will bring back fond memories of a simpler time
- Takes you on a journey back in time with delightful photos and bits of trivia sprinkled throughout
- Includes 4 different skill levels to build up the puzzler's sleuthing skills become more acute
- Publications International Ltd. (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
#2 Foot Massager Roller – Relieves Plantar Fasciitis, Stress, Heel, Arch Pain
According to a study done in 2016, foot pain impacts one out of 4 people above the age of 45. If your elderly parents are also one of those afflicted with foot pain, then this might be the perfect gift for them. Even if they are free of foot pain, this massager is a must-have item for anyone who wants to lead an active life and is interested in an alternative solution to pain killers for treating foot pain after a hard day’s work. Heck, you may consider buying it yourself for a nice foot massage after a hard day at work!
One of the highest-rated massage products, the TheraFlow dual foot massager is known to significantly improve patients with plantar fasciitis (a condition which causes acute pain in the heels with the first steps of the day).
The number of acupressure nubs, arch, elevation and spacing has all been configured through user testing and feedback, giving the user the best experience. The customer service for this product is amazing. The sellers will inform your loved one before the arrival of the product about how to use it best. Another thoughtful gift for the elderly!
- EFFECTIVE PAIN RELIEF: This foot massager roller features 2 different types of acupressure nubs and 5 rows. The arched design mirrors the natural curvature of the feet for increased comfort against any type of foot or heel pain, plantar fasciitis relief, neuropathy. Great stress relief gift for women and men with foot pain issues.
- TREAT PLANTAR FASCIITIS: Whether you are suffering from plantar fasciitis, aching heels, feet pain, sore arches, or neuropathy, this sturdy reflexology foot massager is here to relieve tensions with deep tissue acupressure massage
- BOOSTS CIRCULATION & PERFECT GIFT: This wooden foot roller massager doesn’t just tackle sore feet, it also stimulates blood circulation. Ideal to relax and de-stress after a long day at work, and as a relaxation gift for women, men, mums, fathers, grandparents, friends, and partners for any occasion
- DURABLE WOOD & ANTI-SLIP: The sturdy foot roller massager is made from sustainable wood and features non-slip strips at the bottom that prevent the foot massager from flipping over and protect your floor
- USER GUIDE: The reflexology chart and detailed user instructions provide you with all the tools necessary to achieve better foot massage and health, and enjoy deeply relaxing massages reducing any feet pain
#3 Easy Can Opener for Arthritis
Opening a soda or water bottle while cooking is frustrating even to the healthy and able-bodied. But when it comes to our elderly loved ones, especially those afflicted with arthritis and weak ligaments, it can be downright dangerous.
This wonderful and unique device makes opening a plastic and soda bottle cap easy as a breeze! It can be used with a wide variety of products. It can make it really easy to open soda bottles, soup cans, pet food cans, water bottle caps, beer bottle caps and even beer cans.
This device is really easy to use, even with the weakest of hands. There is no risk of hurting either your fingers or nails with it. To top it all off, you can hang it in your utensil’s drawer or even off the refrigerator due to its magnetic backing, where it makes for a pretty looking refrigerator magnet.
- magicOpener EXTREME has been designed to open most SODA bottles and REGULAR Water bottles with Small and Standard caps, among other functions. (Not intended for large jar lids) It comes ready to open 4 (FOUR) Small different Sizes of Plastic caps. NO EFFORT IS NEEDED – This arthritis water bottle opener magic Opener EXTREME PROVIDES ALL THE LEVERAGE POINTS NEEDED TO FACILITATE OPENING BOTTLES AND CANS - as seen on tv BOTTLE OPENERS - Ask for help – NO MORE!!!! - (Watch video) twist off bottle opener - magnetic bottle opener
- This arthritis water bottle opener - kitchen tools gift INCLUDES TRADITIONAL GLASS BOTTLE OPENER FOR ALL IN ONE CONVENIENCE. With the best #1 beer bottle opener INCLUDED, you can open your beer bottles and beer can with ease. Glass bottles with bottle tin cap are easy to open with this unique magic Bottle Opener Gift - Arthritis help tools - TWIST OFF BOTTLE CAPS EASILY - bottle opener for seniors and for All walks of life! - kitchen tools for arthritic hands - Elderly - AS SEEN ON TV PRODUCTS.
- This arthritis WATER OPENER opens your plastic soda bottles by simply placing gently on the plastic cap and twisting to break the seal. No Effort is required to use this magnificent patented magic bottle opener tool. compatible with coca cola bottle opener beer bottle opener and similar - Arthritis help tools - AS SEEN ON TV elderly aids bottle opener products & kitchen tools for arthritic hands - Elderly tools kitchen tools & kitchen gifts for seniors bottle opener with magnets devices – items
- This arthritis water bottle opener OPENS PULL-TAB FOOD CANS by simply sliding under the can tab, lifting and pulling back. Opens aluminum pull-tab soda cans and beer cans by sliding under the tab and lifting. NOTE: It comes READY TO OPEN THE MOST COMMON PLASTIC BOTTLE CAPS IN THE MARKET (Including Soda bottles) easy and smoothly. Just find the cap size you need to open gently insert, twist and VOILA your bottle is open with this arthritis helpers, arthritis help tools - AS SEEN ON TV PRODUCTS.
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#4 Sock & Stocking Aid Kit for Elderly
With age, the body loses the flexibility to be able to bend down, twist and turn and haggle with your socks, all at the same time. Pulling on one’s socks, therefore, becomes a major challenge for the elderly. This is exactly where the sock auxiliary tool from Fanwer comes in handy.
First, put the sock on top of the slider kit It is made of terry cloth, which gives a gentle yet firm grip on your sock. Then, you can pull up the sock using the stirrups attached on either side of the slider kit. While pulling out the socks, you can apply the same method in reverse.
The device works on any size of socks and shoes, and it is very easy to use once you get a hang of it.
- ❤ SPECIAL MATERIAL：Quick and easy to put on and take off your socks. Sock aide is covered with terry cloth for a gentle yet firm grip on your socks that lets you easily pull them up without tearing the fabric. The large loop handles allow for easier grip and pull that's gentle on your hands.
- ❤FOR PEOPLE：If you have trouble bending, limited flexibility, or limited reach, the Sock Aid can help you regain independence by allowing you to easily put on and take off your socks without bending or needing assistance from someone else. Prefect for users with mobility limitations, injuries, and pregnancy. No restriction on foot width.
- ❤INSTRUCTIONS: Place your sock on the slider kit,and slide your foot in, then pull the string. The sock assist is not suitable for the following types of socks: pantyhose, stockings, crew socks, foot socks, toe socks.Doesn't work with nylon stockings
- ❤PANTS HELPER: Each socking tools is matched with a Clip and Pull Dressing Aid Strap. Adjustable from 26 inches to 41 inches, Instructions：Step.1: Fasten the clip on the pants. Step.2 : Put your feet in your pants. Step.3: Pull up the pants, Avoid bending over, you can easily wear pants with one hand. Applications：Great for Pull up underwear, pants, boxers or skirt.
- ❤📨WORRY-FREE SERVICE：Fanwer provides the most efficient and quality customer service. if you are not satisfied for the product, we will immediately give you the most satisfactory solution.
#5 Clamp-on Tub Rail
If your loved ones are ageing-in-place or are living in any place where they have limited assistance available to them, then this will really make for a thoughtful gift. It is a complete no-brainer and an absolute necessity for the bathtub.
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than a quarter of million people are injured in bathrooms. Bathroom accidents lead to tens of thousands of people visiting the emergency room, some of them even in critical condition. The elderly are a large proportion of those people. The primary source of these bathroom accidents is slipping in or near the bathtub while bathing.
The Drive Medical Tub Rail helps prevents just such accidents. It is a grab bar for support in sitting down or getting up from a bathtub. This grab bar is attractively designed in a pure white steel frame, with clamps near the base for attaching to the bathtub. There are rubber pads on the clamps which ensure a secure fit and avoid scratching the bathtub. The width of the guard rail adjusts between 3 to 7 inches and has a weight capacity of about 300 pounds.
To top it off, you can be even more thoughtful and install this grab bar in your elderly parents’ bathroom. Its installation is pretty easy and does not need any special tools.
- Shower Grab Bar: Designed to fit just about any style of bathtub, our handrail for the bathroom is exceptionally easy to install without tools
- Quality Construction: An important shower accessory for daily living, our grab bars for elderly, disabled, and injured individuals are made of durable powder-coated steel
- Adjustable: Designed to fit your unique needs, our bathtub handle grab bar can be adjusted from 3 to 7 inches in width
- Secure and Scratchproof: Our grab bars for bathtubs and showers come equipped with a stainless steel locking mechanism and non-wearing rubber pads for scratch-proof installation
- Dimensions: Clamp: 3 inch to 7 inch; Height: 14.5 inch; Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
#6 Button Hook – Zipper Pull Helper
Loss of dexterity and vision is a common problem with age. Many small daily activities which we consider ordinary in our youth become excruciatingly difficult as we grow older. One such activity is doing our buttons, which requires hand-eye coordination and patience.
The Vive Button Hook is an easy to use device. Attached to a solid easy-grip handle it helps you to button the most difficult of pants and shirts buttons. It has a slim but durable wire loop which slides easily through the smallest of buttonholes while making sure that your fabric is not harmed in any way. After passing through the hole, the narrow end of the loop narrows at the tip, helping to lock the button in place.
There is also a zipper hook which is useful for doing zippers on pants and jackets.
The Vive button hook comes with a 60-day guarantee, and makes for quite a thoughtful gift for the elderly. Here we have a Youtube video that shows how to use it.
- EASILY BUTTON CLOTHES: The non-slip handle provides a comfortable secure grip while enabling independent dressing. For use on any size of button, the button hook makes buttoning clothing hassle free, perfect for those with limited dexterity and those suffering from arthritis or carpal tunnel.
- EASY GRIP HANDLE: The button hook has a flexible ribbed handle to provide a comfortable, non-slip grip. Perfect for arthritic hands, the latex-free cushioned handle is comfortably wide to allow for greater control when securing buttons or zipping pants, jackets or other clothing.
- SNAG FREE WIRE LOOP: The steel wire loop is slim, yet durable. Easily sliding through small buttonholes, the wire loop is smooth and will not snag the fabric or buttonhole threads. The wire loop narrows at the tip to lock the button in place, making pulling it through the buttonhole easier.
- CONVENIENT ZIPPER HOOK: A steel zipper hook makes zipping clothing and jackets easy. The narrow hook slides into most zipper pulls for added convenience.
- VIVE GUARANTEE: 60 day unconditional guarantee so you can purchase now with confidence
#7 Adaptive Utensils for Elderly with a Weak Hand Grip
The ability to have a dignified meal is an important part of being a human being. Old age tends to rob us of even these small mercies. Diseases such as Parkinson’s’ or arthritis cause our hands to tremor and lose the ability to grip. Holding utensils properly, cutting food with a knife or picking it up with a fork or even having soup with a spoon may become a difficult and embarrassing task.
The BUNMO adaptive utensil set is a convenient set of 4 utensils – tablespoon, teaspoon, rocker knife and fork that has been designed keeping in mind adaptive needs. It has large, easy to grip handles which are lightweight and are easy to hold up. For people who find gripping their fork and knife difficult, these are the perfect size, shape and weight.
These utensils are not just a utility, they are a gift item that gives independence and dignity to our loved ones. If your parents are in a position where they require adaptive utensils, these will make for a very thoughtful gift for them.
- Large easy-grip handles: Our light weighted foam grip handles are designed for maximum hold
- Supportive utensils – Specially designed assistive devices. Great as elderly and handicap utensils
- Convenient four-piece set: Tablespoon, teaspoon, rocker knife and fork. Perfect arthritis aids
- Premium stainless steel: BunMo Adaptive Silverware is made of high quality rustproof stainless steel
- Sharp kitchen knife: Original curved design, sharp and meets the standards of adaptive equipment
#8 Reacher Grabber Tool
A simple gift for anyone who finds it difficult to bend down and pick up things, the reacher grabber performs its function without any fuss and with complete efficiency. It is versatile enough to pick up items ranging from a coin up to an envelope and strong enough to grab the household trash for the week (up to 3 to 5 pounds). It has an extra-strength gripper and is made of premium lightweight aluminum alloy.
The reacher grabber significantly eases reaching out for things for those suffering from arthritis or carpel-tunnel syndrome. The unique foldable design which allows you to shorten the length makes it extremely portable and handy to carry around. The rubberized jaw is fully rotatable up to 360 degrees (in increments of 90 degrees). This makes it easier to reach difficult places while grabbing.
- EASY GRABBING: Reacher grabber to pick up items with easy, picks up coins, envelops, trash etc, easily pull the trigger, it starts work, reduces labor intensity, makes our work become easier.
- EXTRA STRENGTH GRIPPER: Textured rubberized ends easy to grab 1-2 pounds of objects that don't fall off, it can be used to hold a red wine glass without leaving a clip.
- PREMIUM MATERIAL: Use lightweight aluminum alloy material, reduced labor intensity, wth arthritis and carpel tunnel syndrome and need products like this which are easy to use.
- FOLDABLE DESIGN: Adopt folding type design, shorten length, facilitate outdoor carry, also can collect in the cabinet, make the home puts more neat and beautiful.
- ROTATING & RUBBERIZED JAW: Jaw can rotate a full 360 degrees in 90 increments to be used both vertically and horizontally for hard to reach places.
#9 Pill Pro – Weekly Pill Organizer
This handy little pill organizer and cum medicine cabinet is a beautiful way to organize your medicines so that you never forget to take your medicines again. It has 7 portable trays, one for each day of the week, and each tray is divided into 4 sections. There is one section each for the morning, afternoon evening and night.
The trays stack one up over each other so that once the day is done, you can put the tray back in the queue and the next day’s tray automatically becomes the next one to come out.
This medicine organizer is extremely useful for people with dementia and memory loss. It makes for a very thoughtful gift for the elderly who struggle to keep their medicines organized and are prone to missing their medication.
- Pill Pro, 7 Portable Trays 1 For Every Day Of The Week.
- Organizes Pills & Vitamins By Day & Time Of Day, Each Tray Is Labeled For Morning.
- Afternoon, Evening & Night, Each Tray Is Removable.
#10 LongBay Women’s Furry Memory Foam Slippers
LongBay women’s shoes are great for the elderly. These slipper-shoes are comfortable for people suffering from arthritis, diabetes, edema, neuropathy and plantar fasciitis. They have a soft wool-like knit upper and High-density 80D memory foam cushions under the feet. The easy to put on hook and loop closure mechanism provides relief for tired and swollen feet.
The sole is made of non-slip rubber to reduce the likelihood of slip and fall accidents. Their insole supports your feet and provides relief from common foot pain due to long periods of being on one’s feet or walking.
These shoes are available in 3 color choices – grey, pink and burgundy, for the aesthetically discerning. They are also machine washable, making them a practical choice for daily wear inside the house. All in all, they will make for quite a thoughtful gift for the elderly.
- IDEAL SLIPPER SHOES - Soft wool-like knit upper plus silky faux bunny fur lining, with unique hook & loop closure for adjustable comfort perfect for tired, swollen feet and better stability. Easy slip-on, full coverage style with comfortable, adjustable strap for customized fit that hugs your feet.
- CUSHIONING & SUPPORT - High density 80D memory foam cushions your every step and feels like ergonomic pillows under your feet. Supportive insole relaxes your arch and soothes common foot pains (e.g. plantar fasciitis) from all-day walking or standing, best choice for the elderly.
- NON SLIP RUBBER SOLE - Durable rubber sport sole provides non skid traction and indoor & outdoor versatility. So you can wear them freely at home in living room or bedroom. You can also step outside the house to fetch the morning paper or check the mailbox without switching shoes.
- PERFECT GIFT CHOICES - Available in 3 colors, light gray, cute pink and burgundy red, perfect for women of all ages and lifestyles. They are great gifts for girlfriend, wife, mommy, daughter or your loved ones who would like to enhance comfort for sensitive, diabetic, arthritis edema, neuropathy and plantar fasciitis feet.
- SIZING & CARING TIP - 𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗹𝗶𝗺, 𝘄𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗻𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝘀𝗶𝘇𝗲 𝘀𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗿. 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗽 𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗱𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝘂𝗽 𝘁𝗼 𝟱𝗰𝗺. These casual bootie slippers come in 6 sizes (size 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) could fit all standard, slim or wide feet. If you are between sizes (such as size 7.5, 8.5, 9.5, etc.), please get the next size up. These closed toe scuffs are also machine washable, which makes caring for them easily.
#11 Universal Big Button TV Remote
The Universal Big Button TV remote is another very helpful device for seniors struggling with poor vision, reduced dexterity in the hands, dementia and confusion. By limiting the number of buttons to just 6, this beautiful remote limits the amount of confusion most TV remotes these days create by providing 100s of options. The 6 buttons are large and easy to operate.
The remote is powerful enough to control both your TV and your cable box simultaneously, and it works well with all major TV’s and set-top boxes that accept infrared input.
It has a nice, petite handheld design and the buttons are backlit so that they can be seen even in the dark. The remote also has a sturdy wrist strap, that prevents misplacement. The remote also features a universal library, which will scan for all your TV codes in a few seconds. The remote even has a learning mode where you can customize the remote key as per what I have.
This remote has a 90-day money-back guarantee, so it can be purchased without any fear of losing money on the device.
- ✔ TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HOME ENTERTAINMENT – Controls both your TV and Cable Box (IR) with the same remote. The EasyMote is all you need for a stress free, easy to navigate experience with your Television. No more complicated remotes! Works with all major IR (infrared) TVs and Set Top Boxes. (Make sure to activate IR in Xfinity and Dish!).
- ✔ SLEEK HANDHELD DESIGN – 6 Large, Bright, Backlit buttons for basic TV control with CLEAR and BIG button text for easy-to-see use, even in the dark. Including a STRONG WRIST STRAP, which is made from a strong, comfortable-to-wear material, which prevents misplacement.
- ✔ UNIVERSAL LIBRARY – ‘Quick Search’ will scan for your TVs code, it’s easy and takes a matter of seconds, also featuring a learning mode that allows you to program each button to a custom command. The EasyMote is a smart remote with learning capabilities, meaning you can teach it custom commands from your original TV or Cable Box remote.
- ✔ THE PERFECT GIFT – A thoughtful gift for seniors, caregivers, loved ones, or someone with low or impaired vision. Plus, a great feature in any hospital, hotel room or nursing home - Batteries not included.
- ✔ MONEY BACK GUARANTEE – Backed by the Continu.us 90-day warranty, test your EasyMote with your Cable Box and Television and either love it or get your money back. Our friendly technical support team is based in the USA and always on hand to help should you need it. A phone call or email away, they can answer any question you might have.
#12 HealthSmart Swivel Seat Cushion
Knee or hip strain due to twisting and turning while getting up is a major cause of leg injuries for the elderly. The HealthSmart Swivel Seat helps to avoid these injuries by converting any and every seat to a 360-degree swivel chair.
The cushion itself is made from high-quality foam, and the outer covering is made from premium designed fabric. The exterior look is elegant and can be used anywhere, including your car, van or even home and office space. The cover is machine washable, so it can retain the premium look with regular washing and cleaning. The bottom has a non-skid, flexible base which can swivel up to 360 degrees.
The cushion is only 15 X 15 inches in size and adds about 1.5 inches in height to the seat. It is lightweight (only 2.4 pounds), which makes it easy to carry around with you to your car, home and office. The cushion supports weights of up to 300 pounds and makes for a very useful gift for seniors..
- 360 DEGREE SWIVEL SEAT CUSHION converts any stationary chair into a swiveling chair. Swivel Seat Base helps relieve back, knee, or hip strain caused by twisting and turning when getting in and out of any seat.
- CHAIR ASSIST FOR THE ELDERLY designed with high grade foam holds that it's shape and feels soft and comfortable, helping to reduce pressure on the back and tailbone. Non-skid, flexible swivel base contours to seat and stays in place.
- SWIVEL SEAT CUSHION featured increased height in 12.5 and 15 inches assists in road view, great for deep bucket seats, scooters, or small chairs. Great for cars, chairs, offices, home, and more.
- PRODUCT SPECS: Swivel Seat Cushion is compact in size measuring 15 X 1-3/8 Inches. Removable cover is machine washable.
#13 Moen 24-Inch Bathroom Grab Bar
Grab bars play an important role in preventing washroom related accidents, which is one of the major causes of home injuries. Seniors are typically a large proportion of those who suffer washroom injuries.
The Moen 8724 is a basic, sturdy, stylishly designed grab bar that supports a weight of up to 500 pounds when installed on a stud or on secure mounts.
While you may think this is not the most glamorous of gifts, grab bars are one of the most sensible and useful items in a loved one’s washroom, and they are also one of the most easily ignored items. So, go ahead, gift a set of grab bars, install them in your parents’ washroom and be safe today rather than sorry tomorrow!
- Coordinating Finish: Stainless finish coordinates with today's popular kitchen appliances and accessories
- Supportive Design: Bathroom grab bar supports up to 500 pounds when installed in a stug or when using SecureMounts (not included)
- Safe and Secure: SecureMount design for easy, secure installation (sold separately)
- Peace of Mind: Designed for hassle free installation
- Stainless finish delivers a lightly brushed warm grey metallic look
#14 MagniPros 3X Large Ultra Bright LED Page Magnifier
This is one of the best over the counter vision aids available on the market. It is very helpful for patients of macular degeneration. It has 12 LED lights on the body of the magnifier to enhance readability, all covered by anti-glare reflectors (thus protecting the reader’s eyes). It has a large magnifying lens which provides magnification in a 4.5 X 7-inch space, increasing the size by up to 300%.
The LED bulbs are energy-efficient and come with a dimmer switch to save energy when not in need so that batteries last twice as long as they ordinarily would.
The unit itself is ergonomically designed weighing only 6 ounces, therefore it is easy to hold in the hand and carry around in a purse or pocket. Due to the strong LED lights, it can also be used as a flashlight in the dark. Indeed, a thoughtful gift for the elderly!
- ★ THE MOST ADVANCED LIGHTING SYSTEM ON MAGNIFIER: This led magnifier is equipped with 12 SMD led lights which are covered by anti-glare reflector, therefore, lighting will be directed to an designated area without glare to your eyes, and provide evenly lit viewing area.
- ★ LARGE VIEWING AREA WITH CRYSTAL CLEAR LENS: Optical grade magnifying lens covers large viewing area without having your hands to move all the time, lens(viewing area) is measured 4.5"x 7" and magnifies up to 300%.
- ★ 12 ENERGY EFFICIENT SMD LEDs CONTROLLED BY DIMMABLE SWITCH: Our SMD LEDs are designed to last 100,000+ hours not only provide more evenly lit and brighter viewing area but consume less power than traditional LEDs so a new set of batteries would last twice longer.
- ★ LIGHTWEIGHT & ERGONOMIC DESIGN: The unit itself only weights 4 ounces, and the grip of this LED magnifier is ergonomically designed for most hands,therefore, ideal for long reading time.
- ★BRIGHTEST & THE BEST READING MAGNIFIER:The brightness level peaks at 720 lumens, the brightest on the market, these LEDs are designed to last for more than 20 years without burning out or overheating.
#15 “Senior Driver” Car Magnet
Everyone loves a good joke, even our parents. This little “Senior Driver” Car Magnet is a fun gift to give on the occasion of birthdays or over the hill celebrations.
You can put it in your parents’ car or even inside the house, and it can be a source of fun conversation and jokes. It is small in size (8 X 8 inch) and easy to put up.
- Measures 8" x 8"
- "Senior Driver" safety sign car magnet
- Fun gift or car accessory for over the hill celebrations
- For birthday parties and other festive occasions
#16 Brain Games – Bible Find a Word – Large Print
This spiral-bound, large print, puzzle book is a perfect gift for seniors with a religious bent of mind. There are over 80 bible-themed puzzles and word searches in this book. Each puzzle contains verses from the bible that can be found inside the word search puzzle. The complete solutions are also part of the book which is just a little under 200 pages thick.
The spiral binding makes the pages easy to visit and revisit without fear of damaging or tearing out any part, and the puzzles are done beautifully in different shapes – hearts, crosses and other shapes. It will make a great gift for the spiritually inclined.
- Publications International Ltd. (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 192 Pages - 02/01/2016 (Publication Date) - Publications International, Ltd. (Publisher)
#17 Adult Bibs for Eating with Crumb Catcher
We have already mentioned a set of adaptive utensils in our list of thoughtful gifts for the elderly. This is another product that helps seniors with conditions such as Parkinsons’. It helps seniors eat with grace and dignity without having to be embarrassed every time.
This 3 pack of adult bibs are a practical solution to the inevitable spill and mess that can happen. They are eye-catching and unique, provide grace to the person wearing them and protect clothing. These adult bibs are 18 inches wide and 30 inches long. They are made of polyester microfiber with a water-resistant backing, which makes them easy to wash and reuse. They also have an extra-long 2.5 X 6 cm neck strap.
This adult bib is also equipped with a crumb catcher (an optional item with adhesive strap and buttoned closure).
- Includes (3) Bibs for Adults / Senior Citizens
- Measuring at 18” wide and 30” long, our premium adult bibs protect against spills, splashes, and other accidents - keeping clothing neat and tidy during mealtimes or other activities
- This set features an assorted mix of beautiful floral print bibs for women that were designed for ageless elegance, dignity and strength, while flaunting a warm color scheme that helps hide spills and stains
- Bibs are designed with a totally optional food catcher with a buttoned closure and an easy-to-use self adhesive strap that makes putting these convenient clothing protectors on and taking them off an easy task
- 100% reusable: Our clothing protector bibs are made out of highly breathable polyester microfiber for softness, and possess a water resistant vinyl backing that gives these true-value washable items availability for repeated use
#18 Mesh Puff Bath Sponge
Bathing can be an exacting task. Trying to reach all the nooks and corners of our body requires quite a lot of flexibility, something that we do not realize as much during our youth.
However, for seniors and people with conditions such as arthritis, bathing can become a difficult daily chore. They may even start ignoring to clean areas which are more difficult to reach, which can be very dangerous since it could lead to the growth of bacteria or infections in these areas.
It is here that Mesh Puff Bath Sponge comes in. it is a sponge on a handle, that can easily reach spots that are difficult to reach because of all the twisting and turning that is needed. The sponge installed is a soft one, which does not cause any skin abrasions or damage. The handle is 7 millimetres wide and easy to grip and control even for people with limited dexterity.
The bath sponge comes along with its hanging hook, which can be installed in the bathroom by sticking it up using the double-sided tape provided. It will make for a nice gift for elderly who are struggling to clean themselves during a bath.
#19 Water Resistant Tote Bag
This beautiful, water-resistant tote bag can be affixed to easily to most walkers, rollators, wheelchairs and scooters. It adds extra space to carry around your essentials and gives the mobility device a colorful look.
It has two large mesh pockets in the rear to carry bottle waters or for extra storage and 1 8-inch-wide pocket in the front for carrying your phone. The main interior pocket has a large storage area, which comes with a handy key ring holder and a space to put in your cards and ids.
The bag has adjustable straps to affix as per need and is made from high-quality polyester, which can easily be machine washed.
- UNIVERSAL FIT: Fits most walkers, rollators, wheelchairs and scooters.
- WATER RESISTANT: Made from premium quality polyester to be durable and water resistant. Easy to clean.
- FRONT & BACK STORAGE: 8" wide pocket in front of the bag make for quick storage and a zippered compartment ideal for holding as big as a iPhone 7 Plus. 2 large mesh pockets in the back for bottle waters or extra storage.
- INTERIOR STORAGE: The spacious interior has a keyring holder and a slot for storing credit cards or IDs. Easy Hook & Loop Fastener closure.
- SECURE ATTACHED: Adjustable length straps that are secured with clip fasteners. 2 back straps to secure the bag to side bars of a walker frame. Overall Bag Size: 17" x 9".
#20 Folding Cane with LED Light
The Ohuhu folding cane is a wonderful device to provide mobility to the elderly who may have issues with stability and balance while walking.
The walking stick stands on its own (it has an anti-slip pivoting base). It is foldable into 4 easy parts, weighs only 1.5 pounds and can support a weight of up to 250 pounds.
The height is adjustable in 5 stages, between 33 to 37 inches, and the walking stick has 6 LED lights built-in, which can guide your loved one during a late-night walk or coming home in the evening.
The stick is ergonomically designed for best comfort and the handle has a contoured shape which easily fits your fist.
- STAND ON ITS OWN: 360 degree ANTI-SLIP pivoting base provides easy walk on all terrain.
- FOLDABLE,LIGHTWEIGHT,and PORTABLE: folds up in seconds,light weight,put it in the coming carrying bag. Anodized aluminum body provides maximum safety to handle up to 250 lbs.
- 5 ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT LEVELS: With the simple push of a button on top of the cane ,you can adjust the height in 1 inch increment from 33 inch to 37 inch.
- 6 BUILT-IN LEDs: The bright lights will safely guide you in dark and the light direction can be adjusted to meet your needs.
- ERGONICALLY DESIGNED, GREAT MOTHER'S DAY GIFT IDEAL: The handle is contoured to fit the shape of your palm and relive wrist pressure as well as a rubber tip for extra grip.
#21 Vodeson Key Finder
This is another great little gadget for the elderly, making it a thoughtful gift for those suffering from dementia, Alzheimers’ or poor memory. The Vodeson key finder consists of 1 radio frequency remote control and 4 key fobs, which can be connected to anything such as car keys, home keychains etc.
The fobs and remote are all lightweight and easy to carry. After pressing the RF remote control button, you will be able to hear a loud beep in the range of 75-90dB, in a range of up to 130 ft.
Apart from the sound, the receiver also starts flashing lights (each one has a different colour) which can be seen from a distance. The flashing lights are a boon for those who may have difficulty listening to the alarm. It’s difficult to miss any object when you have this great key finder!
- Very convenient, easy to use：This wireless key finder is very suitable for the elderly and people with poor memory and all busy working people. No need to install any APP on your phone,it is easy to operate even if it is used by the elderly.The product comes with 3 CR2032 batteries.It can be used after installing the battery.
- Portable transmitter design: vodeson item key finder with 1 rf transmitter and 2 receivers for locating any items like keys, wallet, tv remote control, keychain, glasses,dog cat collars or other things that are easy lost through the provided keyrings, you can press the matching button to locate them conveniently.
- Up to 100 feet working distance:Advanced radio frequency technology penetrates through walls, doors, cushions, and furniture to help find up to 100ft long-distance.The sound of the beeper is as high as 75-85DB.
- Longer standby time:Our products have a very long standby time.The standby time of the transmitter is up to about 12 months.The receiver's standby time is up to about 6 months.Reach the leading level among similar products.No need to change batteries frequently.Our products also come with a key ring, double-sided tape(It can help you fix the receiver on the remote control), and logo stickers.
- Best gift for seniors and forgetful people :VODESON is a manufacturer specializing in the key finders.This key finder is a very useful and novel product,not only can help you solve the trouble of finding things. It can be used as a gift for your dear family and friends.Gifts for Father's Day, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Birthday etc.
#22 360-Degree Toenail Clipper
This is a toenail clipper which is useful for people who have lost dexterity in their hands or have trembling hands, such as people with Alzheimer’s disease or arthritis.
The clipper has a 360-degree swivel action, which eliminates the need for twisting and turning yourself to clip your nails. It also has an ergonomic clipper handle which has been made keeping seniors in mind. The handle is large and easy to grip.
The EZ Grip 360 has a large grip on the back that makes it easy for seniors with arthritis to hold and use. It is only about 4 inches in size, hence it is portable and can be easily stored anywhere.
- EZ Grip Precision Ergonomic Designed Rotating 360 Degree Stainless Steel Sharp Blade Finger and Toenail Clipper
- The Swivel Action of this Clipper will put an end to awkward twisting helping you find a comfortable angle to trim your nails
- The wide easy grip handles are ergonomically designed to provide you safe secure and comfortable handling while trimming
- Perfect for those with less flexibility limited dexterity or strength, diabetes, arthritis, other ailments and of course for everyday use!
- Lightweight and easy to store away, size is approx 4”
#23 Universal Multi Purpose Handle for Better Grip
The Maddak universal built-up handle is a multipurpose handle which creates a large grip for most common utensils such as knives, forks and spoons instantly. It is ribbed on the sides and is soft to touch, with a 4.4 cm diameter, large enough to be easily held by hand even for patients with Parkinsons’, arthritis or other conditions which impact grasping ability.
One side of the handle has a singular slot which should be used for your spoons or forks. The other end can be used to insert a butter knife. The kit comes in a convenient pack of 4 so that you can make a whole set of utensils in one go. The handle fits conveniently with most other standard flatware such as pens, pencils, toothbrushes etc. It is safe for use in a dishwasher. All said, it is a thoughtful gift for the elderly.
- Dishwasher safe
- Ergonomic, soft, built-up handle is ideal for people with arthritis or limited grasping ability
- Fits most standard flatware as well as pens, pencils, tooth brushes etc.
- Helps to reduce pain and discomfort of holding objects with small diameters
- Package of 4
#24 Personal Security Alarm Keychain with LED Lights
The KOSIN safe sound personal alarm is an emergency alarm which can produce a sharp noise of up to 140 dB that can be heard from as far away as 600 feet. It is the size of a key chain and can be used as a night light as well.
These alarms are made from high-quality ABS plasticin which is resistant to falling, crushing and high voltage. They use 3 AA batteries for extended life, with a battery life of up to 365 days.
This is a must-have product for seniors when walking alone or at night time, as they are particularly vulnerable to being accosted by unruly elements. It can also be useful to alert people near them in case of a fall or emergency.
The product comes with a no questions asked lifetime guarantee.
- 140db Safe Sound Personal Alarm: The emergency alarm can make a loud sound to draw attention to protect you from having an emergency even at distances as far as 606.9 ft. In addition, the sounds could last 50 minutes continuous ear-piercing alarm.
- High Powered: This Personal Alarm equips with 3 AG13/LR44 batteries for extended life! The AG13/LR44 batteries are the secret to this alarm's painful loudness. They'll last up to 365 days before you need to consider replacing them.
- Multi-Function: With LED lights, the emergency alarms can be applied for night lighting, suitable for people at all ages such as students, elderly, children, women, night workers and so on; You can also use them for traveling, hiking, camping and dog walking at night.
- Compact And Convenient: The safety alarm keychain has a portable size for easy storage and carrying; It can be attached to women's bags, backpacks, school bags, belt loops, suitcases, keys, dog belts and so on; And you can take it even you are on the plane.
- Ultra Durable & High Quality: The Portable Personal Alarm uses superior environmental and durable ABS plasticn, resistance to fall, crush and voltage, and high temperature, and the copper plug, not rusty, beautiful and durable, won't break in your most adverse conditions.
#25 Foldable Garden Seat (Garden Stool)
Gardening can be a fun activity but requires a lot of patience and the ability to kneel for hours at a time. With growing age, this once loved activity can fall by the wayside because of the pain and inability to kneel.
The TomCare garden kneeler and seat can be a solution to bring the joy of gardening back into our parents’ lives. It is not just a kneeler, it can also be used as a seat. You can kneel when weeding and sit when fishing or resting.
The seat is easy to fold and store, and can be carried around the house with ease. It supports a weight of up to 330 pounds. The seat has a high-quality foam cushion cover for comfort. It has bags and pouches on both sides for tools and equipment, making it one thoughtful gift for the elderly.
- A Multi-functional Kneeler: It is not only a kneeler but also a seat, you can use it as a kneeler when weeding and also can use it as a seat when fishing.
- Two Convenient Tool Bags: One large tool bag has 4 pockets, and another small tool bag has 3 pockets, it is very convenient to keep your tools outdoor.And you can also take it down anytime, it's easy to clean.
- Easy to Store: With portable and foldable stool, light-weight, our kneeler is easy to storage, and it will not take up too much your space
- Durable and High Quality Material: we use foam-padded cushion and durable stool, the foam cushion can make you more comfortable after a long time stopping and avoid possible injuries. The max weight is 330.69lbs.
- Perfect Garden Gifts: The garden stool is a good christmas gifts and gardening gifts for women men gardener. If you have any issue, please contact us, We have a professional team to solve your problem.
Thoughtful gifts for the elderly – Gifts between $25 and $100
As we work through our list of thoughtful gifts for the elderly, we will now have a look at gifts that are priced between $25 and $100. Depending upon the occasion and your budget, these can be a stand alone gift or something that you can combine with a lower (or higher priced gift).
#26 Electric Heating Pad for Neck Shoulder and Upper Back Pain
Aches and pains are part and parcel of growing old. With age, many parts of our body start feeling these minor niggles, which, if left unchecked, can become larger problems.
This Electric Heating Pad addresses one of the most common pain area – the neck and upper back. Lack of good posture, little or no exercise and poor diet has led us all to a point where neck and back pain has become common, especially amongst our elderly. Which is what makes this one of the most thoughtful gift ideas in the market.
The device uses heating therapy through a contoured pad to relieve pain in the neck and shoulders. It comes equipped with a digital LED controller which has 4 settings for the heating to be applied. There is a dry as well as moist heating effect. The moist heating effect is most useful for arthritis patients.
The product is made from high-quality micro mink fibre and is machine washable. It has a long (9 feet) wire cord and a 2-hour auto cutoff function that is useful for elders who may no longer be as good as remembering things.
#27 Digital Calendar Alarm and Clock
This digital calendar + alarm clock is an ideal gift for elderly parents. Everything about it is custom-designed for seniors, such as:
- 8-inch, high-resolution large screen for easy readability
- Multiple alarms (2-5) to put in reminders for medicines throughout the day
- An auto-dimming option which dims the backlight on the product to protect the eyes during night time
- Large, easily readable characters
- All information in one place – Day, Date, Month, Year and Time (very useful for people with dementia)
- Simple, interactive controllers for setting date and time options
- Grooves to hang on the wall
- 【Large Screen Display】- 8" High Resolution Digital Alarm Clock clearly spells out the time, date, month. It's clear enough to look at the time far away. -*** The clock is not battery operated.***
- 【Multiple Alarm Settings】- There're 2-5 alarm settings available. It's the best clock to remind medicine taken throughout the day for the aged.
- 【Auto-Dimming Option】- The clock auto dims during the night at 7:00 pm (Mid Brightness or Low Brightness options) and brightens up during the day at 7:00 am (High Brightness). It also has the option to turn off the auto-dimming function, which is convenient for the people who prefer high brightness all the day.
- 【Ideal Gift】- It's a warm gift for elder parents. Make it much easy to look at the time from far away. A great clock for home living.
- 【Stylish Design for Décor】- This must be the most delicate alarm clock you've ever seen. It's not only a clock, but also a great decoration for your bedroom and bedside.
#28 Portable Vehicle Support Grab Bar
The HandyBar is essentially a portable grab bar meant for carrying in your car. It can be fitted into a U-shaped car door striker or latch. This grab bar provides independence and balance to your loved one when trying to get in or out of a car.
The best part about this portable grab bar is that it does not require any installation or modification. It fits easily on both the driver and passenger side of the car and can supports weights up to 350 pounds. But that’s not all! The HandyBar is also a 3-in-1 tool for car safety in case of an emergency. It has a built-in window breaker and a seat belt cutter.
The product weighs only 1 pound and is easy to carry in your car or purse.
- Automotive safety cane tool for assistance getting in and out of car
- Built-in window Breaker and seat belt cutter
- Attaches to car door latch for optimal leverage - no slip ergonomic grip
- Perfect for the elderly, injured, or anyone who needs mobility assistance
- Weight Capacity: 350 lbs. Fits on any door latch – no vehicle modification required. Durable
#29 Avantree Digital Wireless Headphones Set
This device is specifically designed for seniors who may be hard of hearing or who want to watch television at their own volume, and prefer neck style earphones rather than over the ear ones. It is a digital wireless earphone, configured to work with any kind of television set in the market. It combines perfectly with your existing wired headphones.
It is also compatible with telecoil hearing aids and helps to amplify sounds going to the hearing aid. It has multiple useful functions for the elderly – left/right ear balance control (for people with hearing disability in one ear), Enhanced high volume control, Preset audio profiles for easy configuration, Mono and stereo mode and no audio delay mode.
It comes with its own rechargeable batteries which have a 6-hour battery life on every recharge for 1 battery. There are 2 batteries are included in the pack.
There is an ambient mode as well for picking up conversations nearby without having to turn off the device, making it a thoughtful gift for elderly.
- [ MULTIPLE FUNCTIONS ] 1) Left / Right ear balance control 2) Volume control 3) Enhanced High Volume 4) Three preset audio profiles including Bass, Treble and Balanced mode 5) Mono or stereo mode 6) No audio delay
- [ENJOY TV WITH FRIENDS / FAMILY] HT380 allowing you to add additional neck-loop receivers, so you and another friend/family member can watch TV together. The transmitter dock can simultaneously support up to 100 neck-loop receivers - so feel free to add even more!
- [ WORKS WITH ALL TVs ] HT380 Digital Wireless earphones set is compatible with all TVs on the market. Even if the audio out port is not accessible, you can use the microphone to pick up sound.
- [ VERSATILITY ] Works with any of your preferred wired headphones or earbuds. Enjoy all-day playtime with the rechargeable battery plus an included spare battery conveniently stored on the HT380 base.
- [ HEARING AID SUPPORT ] The HT380's neck loop was specially designed with telecoil for wireless access to transmit and amplify sound to your hearing aids. Also, be aware of your surroundings or enhance conversation by using the "Ambient" function.
#30 Carex Upeasy Seat Assist Plus
The Carex Upeasy Seat Assist is a boon for people with low body strength, such as those who suffer from Arthritis, Parkinson’s or Muscular Dystrophy. If your loved one has lost the strength to stand up comfortably or takes a long time to get up from their seat, then this is the perfect gift for them.
The device is built using hydro-pneumatic gas springs, which slowly release the seat upwards as the person sitting starts to get up, giving them up to 70% support and helping them to stand up easily. There is no need for any batteries or electrical connections for this device to work.
As far as comfort is concerned, the seat itself is a foam cushion covered by a 100% polyester machine-washable cover. The seat can be used with most sofas and armchairs. It is a lightweight 9-pound device, which can be carried around easily and taken with oneself wherever one is going and comes equipped with a carry handle for easy carrying. The seat adds about 1.5 inches to the chair height when seated.
There are two models, basis weight bearing capacity: 90-220 pounds and 200 – 340 pounds.
- INCREASE YOUR MOBILITY. Contains (1) Carex Upeasy Seat Assist portable lifting seat and chair assist. For increased mobility in the home or anywhere. This portable seat lift is lightweight (only 9 pounds) and has a built-in carry handle. For persons from 200 Pounds to 340 Pounds
- WORKS ON MOST CHAIRS AND FIRM SOFAS. Use inside or outside the home on most armchairs and sofas. The standing aid is portable so you can also take it on the go. Upeasy is not recommended for use in wheelchairs, automobiles, reclining chairs, soft sofas or office chairs with non-lockable wheels
- SELF POWERED. A lift assistance device for those who can safely walk on their own, with or without a walking aid, and once standing are active at home or in the community. The hydro-pneumatic gas spring in the chair lift releases slowly as the user begins to stand, no batteries needed
- PATENTED TECHNOLOGY. Consider a leader in elderly assistance products, Carex is also a leader with chair risers. Our patented LeveLift Technology ensures a gentle & safe lift without pushing forward. The affordable alternative to a Lift Chair.Base Width:15 inch
- Easy to clean and washable. The uplift seat assist comes complete with a waterproof washable cover for easy cleaning. Cleaning is quick by wiping with a damp, soapy cloth.
#31 Golf Ball Teeing Device for Seniors
For your parents, old age means a time to relax and enjoy. It is a time to go on that vacation they always wanted to go, buy the nice car they’ve been meaning to buy, and didn’t your dad always mean to start playing golf?
But there’s a kicker. While golf can be a very relaxing sport for many, it still needs the player to frequently bend down. And bending becomes harder and harder as we age.
So here is a perfect gifting solution to help your dad (or mom) play their favourite game without worrying about throwing their back!
The Tee Pal golf ball teeing device helps set both the tee and the golf ball on the ground. It also helps pick up the tee afterwards, all without having to once bend down. The Tee Pal has a stand-up pin which keeps it in a standing position when you are teeing off, and it can hold two tees at a time.
The device adds less than a pound to the golfing bag, can be set in the bag slot for easy carrying. It comes with a two-year warranty and is the perfect gift for the elderly in love with golf.
- Tee up without bending Will pick up tee lying or standing
- Easy self standing feature Store in golf cart cupholder between holes
- Ergonomic lightweight
- Onboard tee storage 2 tees Will work with Martini Tees
- Made in the USA
#32 Portable Folding Step Stool
This is a foldable, compact and lightweight stepping stool for use in both indoors and outdoors. It provides a sturdy grip in multiple situations. Be it bathrooms, kitchens, offices, RV’s or any other place, it comes handy where a bit of extra height can make all the difference.
It can be used as a bed stair, car step or even inside the house. This small stool is designed to withstand weights of up to 265 pounds.
The product is made from durable, high-quality plastic and has non slip grips on the bottom. The large platform design (15 X 8.7 X 5 inches) further makes the stool very stable for use. At only 2.7 pounds, the stool is easy to carry and stow away in your car or on your person and it is always handy to have it around especially for seniors who tend to lose a couple of inches with age.
- ★ Includes: 1x Mobility For Indoor Or Outdoor Use
- ★ Foldable & Compact: Heavy duty, lightweight, portable and folds up flat for easy carry, storage, daily use and long-lasting durability.
- ★ Heavy Duty Construction: The sturdy plastic used in this handy step-up platform will support a weight of up to 264.5 pounds
- ★ Multiple uses : This 5 inch foldable step stool provides a safe and sturdy grip for use in bathrooms, bedside, kitchens, offices, RVs, outdoors and indoors for both work and personal use.
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#33 Jewelry and Spectacles Cleaner
It is a myth that as people age, they are less conscious of their appearance. Our seniors have spent all their life caring for others. First their children, then their parents. It is high time they take care of themselves and how they look.
A jewelry and spectacles cleaner will go a long way in making sure that not only is their new and antique jewelry but their eyeglasses are spotlessly clean, be it their wedding ring or grandma’s favorite brooch that is a family heirloom.
This is a versatile machine and it uses ultrasonic sound waves to clean eyeglasses, jewelry, watches and even utensils. It just uses tap water but if you have something more grimy, a bit of dishwasher soap will help. Just set it on one of its preset cycles from 90 to 480 seconds and voila! Your jewelry comes out nice and shiny!
- Cleans dirty jewelry, eyeglasses, watches, utensils and more in minutes using only tap water (does not remove tarnish)
- Generates 42,000 Hz of ultrasonic sound waves for a powerful yet gentle clean that won't harm your valuables
- Digital display with 5 preset cleaning cycles (90, 180, 280, 380, & 480 seconds) and auto shut off
- Extremely easy to operate, includes basket to keep items secure
- Generous 20 oz (600 mL) capacity
#34 Talking Large Button Alarm Clock
While we have already covered one alarm clock in this list, this is a different and novel idea. A for simple to use talking time, date and alarm clock. This is useful for seniors suffering from poor vision, are hard of hearing or are battling dementia.
The clock is as simple as can be – true to its name, its just one large button. You push the button once, it tells you the time. Push it again, it will tell you the date.
It has an easy to set an alarm which can be set with voice-enabled instructions. In short, it is perfect for people who need an extremely simple device to work with. It requires two AA batteries (not included in the pack), and no electrical connections of wires etc. It can certainly prove to be a very helpful gift for the elderly
- LARGE, SIMPLE AND HIGH CONTRAST BUTTON TALKING CLOCK - used by people with low vision, dementia or hard hearing in daily life or travel. Great gift for parents, grandparents.
- Simply push big button and this speaking clock will do audible announcement of time and date for low vision elderly, visually impaired or blind. Can be used as calendar as it announces current day.
- Features alarm. Easy to Set with audio instructions.
- Male English voice (North American accent)
- Requires two AAA batteries (not included)
#35 Toilet Safety Rails – Adjustable Grab Bar
These compact safety rails are a perfect gift for seniors suffering from arthritis or muscle weakness that makes it difficult for them to get up or down on the toilet seat. The safety rails can take a weight of up to 300 pounds. The handles are padded with rubber for extra strong grip that is easy on the hands.
These rails are easily compatible with most types and sizes of toilets and can be expanded from 17 to 20 inches to provide a comfortable space above the toilet seat. They can be easily installed along with the existing seat bolts without having to use any tools or cementing or drilling. They are made from aluminum which makes them light and durable.
- SAFELY SIT & STAND: Supporting up to 300 pounds, the compact safety toilet rail provides additional safety and security when sitting down or standing up in the bathroom. Perfect for seniors, arthritis sufferers and for those recovering from injury or surgery, the rail provides additional stability to prevent harmful slips and falls.
- FITS ALL STANDARD & ELONGATED TOILETS: The compact toilet safety rail can be used with any standard elongated or oval toilet. Rail handles easily adjust in width for a customized fit for every household. Handles can be adjusted from 17” to 20” wide providing a comfortable amount of space above the toilet.
- SOFT NON SLIP HANDLES: Rail handles are padded with a soft foam for superior support. The textured handles create a comfortable, non-slip surface for a safe and secure grip when sitting or standing.
- EASY TOOL-FREE INSTALLATION: Easy to assemble and install, the durable and compact toilet rails work with most standard toilets. No tools, drilling or cementing is required. The compact safety rail is installed and removed by utilizing the existing seat bolts. Lightweight and durable, the aluminum frame is also corrosion resistant, perfect for long term use.
- CHECK FOR SIZING: While this design is nearly universal there are some toilets that will not work for this device. Check out our images if you have any questions.
#36 Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle
The Cuisinart Electric Kettle is one of the best electric kettles out there for the elderly and makes a great gift item for your loved one.
It has pre-set temperature controls to decide water temperature basis the users need. It has a blue, backlit water window to be able to see the water level clearly. It also has one-touch controls, a 30-minute keep warm option and fast heating.
It has a large set of great senior-friendly features such as a concealed element (for safety), cordless base (so that it doesn’t entangle), temperature and water level measures, auto shut off (for seniors suffering from weak memory), a drip-free spout and a BPA free body.
- CONVENIENT: The 1.7-liter stainless steel Cordless Electric Kettle has 1500-watts for fast heat up and a concealed heating element to prevent mineral buildup. Removable/washable scale filter and boil-dry protection.Voltage : 110
- CUSTOM CONTROLS: One touch controls, 30-Minute keep warm option, stay-cool nonslip handle, 360-degree swivel power base for a cordless experience and auto safety shutoff
- COOL FUNCTION: 2-minute memory function that allows the kettle to be off the base for 2 minutes without shutting off or losing it’s place in the brewing process
- MUST-HAVE FEATURES: 6 preset heat settings for steeping tea at just the right temperature including blue LED indicator lights and backlit water window
- LIMITED 3-YEAR WARRANTY: Refer to user manual for troubleshooting steps and questions surrounding warranty policies – this product is BPA free
#37 Bed Pull-Up Assist
This is a simple and wonderful device for people who have difficulty getting up due to arthritis or other back-related problems. It consists of a durable cotton webbing that can be connected to the side of the bed with 8 slots built in to grip it by hand. Having a large number of slots make it easy for the person to pull themselves up at their own pace.
The pull-up assist is machine washable. The material is sturdy and does not break or tear easily. The handles are thoughtfully made with red colour, making it easier to look for them in the night.
- Made from durable cotton webbing
- Cushioned hand grips
- Hand grips designed to stay open for ease of use
- Attaches to bed frame
- Machine washable
#38 Mini Real-time GPS Tracker
Tracki is a device plus service which can be used to track a person or an object in real-time using GPS technology. Such devices are often useful for tracking seniors who are suffering from dementia and tend to wander.
It comes with an inbuilt 2G SIM that can be used for tracking it anywhere worldwide (not just in US and Canada). There is a monthly fee (depending on the package that you take) for the tracking service. The Tracki GPS tracker also has a compatible app which can be installed on your cell phone for easy tracking at your fingertips
The GPS information gets updated on a 5-second rate, which is better than most other GPS trackers. The device has a strong battery life of up to a month (6 months in power save mode). It also has an indoor tracking mechanism based on Wi-Fi Id and last-mile Bluetooth tracking to pinpoint the exact location.
It is small in size and weighs only 1.4 ounces. It also has a panic button in case your loved one is in an emergency and needs assistance right away. The device maintains a 5-year history of locations (which can be useful to understand patterns in dementia wandering). It also comes with a lifetime warranty. It can make for a great gift if you have an elderly person’s safety in the back of your mind.
- Unlimited distance real time tracking 4G LTE +extra triband. Monthly fee is required. Full USA & worldwide coverage. International SIM card included. We are USA based company focused in GPS tracking. Our competition are just white label resellers. Our clients are top cellular Giants such as Vodafone. Track Vehicles, Cars, trucks, Children, dog, elderly, motorcycle, ATV, boat, equipment, tools, assets, valuables. Monthly fee of 19.95USD is required or as low as 9.95USD for long term prepaid plans
- Tracki is smallest & lightest, 1.75x1.5x0.55in, weight only 1.26oz. Revolutionary 4G LTE + 3G + 2G combined works everywhere with any network new or old for best coverage. Trackers that has only 4G LTE has lesser coverage than Tracki. Comes with embedded built in SIM card included and works worldwide. Included attachments: Strong magnet, Dog collar waterproof silicone cover, Belt clip, Key-chain, lanyard. 5 years history. We believe customer is King and provide live 7 days a week phone advisors
- Rechargeable battery life is up to 5 days (the more it moves the lesser the days) tracking real time every 1-5 minutes. If real time tracking is not needed, battery lasts 30-75 days tracking 1-3 times per day (using battery save mode). Optional accessory (not included ASIN B07YVNV82V) comes with 6 times longer life 3,500mAh battery + magnetic waterproof box, extends battery life to 3-4 weeks at 1 min update and up to 10 months tracking once a day
- Works with GPS satellites when outdoors as primary tracking technology and when indoors Wi-Fi as a secondary backup tracking. Tracki listens to nearby Wi-Fi routers MAC ID, matching IDs to Wi-Fi database for accurate location when GPS is not available. See the tracking live on the map including compatible with Google Street view. Get real-time alerts when the tracker crosses a Geo-fence zone you set. Receive SOS, low battery, speeding, start moving alerts via App notification, SMS or email
- Lifetime warranty including lost or damaged device. Tracki is cutting-edge & easy to set up working out-of-the-box within a few minutes. Tracki comes included with highly rated smart phone Apps compatible with: Android, iOS and all Internet browsers. Monthly fee of 19.95USD is required or as low as 9.95USD for long term prepaid plans. Included attachments: magnet & Waterproof silicone cover which is also a dog attachment.
#39 Penetrex Pain Relief Therapy Muscle Rub
Joint, muscle and ligament pain is a constant struggle for the elderly. While there are several medicines, therapies and procedures available to tackle these problems, most of them are focused on pain relief by applying either heat or cold to the affected surface, rather than curing the problem.
Penetrex is an inflammation relief muscle rub that focuses on the root cause instead. It claims to deliver clinically proven ingredients (such as Amica, Vitamin B6 and MSM) to the affected area through the balm route and cures inflammation.
The product has more than 2 million customers worldwide and rates highly on pain relief cures in almost every list. While the balm is effective on its own, it can be combined with other therapies as well. The product is non-staining, non-greasy, paraben-free and has a very faint odor.
- Apply Penetrex to your Back, Neck, Knee, Hand, Foot, and more. Penetrex is recommended for use on its own and is also appropriate for use in conjunction with complementary therapies such as heating pads, ice packs, massagers, and supplements.
- Utilizing a revolutionary delivery system, Penetrex delivers unique ingredients including Arnica, Glucosamine, MSM (DMSO2), Choline, Boswellia Serrata & Vitamin B6 into the tissue to soothe affected areas.
- Your Penetrex purchase is backed by our happiness pledge. Try our products without worry because we’re confident that you will be thrilled with your purchase.
- Vanishing scent, non-greasy, non-staining, paraben-free, and never tested on animals.
- Penetrex does not simply provide cooling and warming ingredients found in other formulations. Instead, Penetrex delivers targeted soothing benefits directly to the affected area(s).
#40 Neck Shoulder Back Massager with Heat
This shoulder and neck massager can knead your neck with 8 nodes. It provides a deep massage to your tissues and muscles. It has infrared heating to ease muscle tension.
This massager has an ergonomic design to fit the neck and shoulder perfectly. Its speed and direction controls help to control the massage finely and direct its focus to the your pain areas. This massager is suitable for people who have back, waist and leg aches, cervical spondylosis and fatigue or nervousness related stress.
It weighs only 3 pounds and is easily portable, making it a great gift for elderly who like to travel.
- 8 DEEP TISSUE KNEADING NODES: Shoulder and neck massager offers you a relaxed state. 8 kneading massage nodes provide deep massage to your tissues and muscles which give you a soothing and relaxing experience to your strained muscles whether it is due to physical strain or mental stress
- SOOTHING HEATING MASSAGE: With infrared heating, our massager provides the comfortable warmness to ease muscle tension and stress. Back massager can massage your neck, shoulders, upper back, lower back, waist, foot, tights, calves, legs, feet and arms. The optional heat function that provides warmness and gentle heat helps in improving the blood circulation and relieving body aches, cramps and tensions
- ADJUSTABLE SPEED AND DIRECTION CONTROL: This ergonomically designed neck massager has three adjustable strength levels (slow, medium and fast) which helps you enjoy a comfortable relaxing according to your personal preference. Press the direction button to change the direction. Or rest easy, the massager will change direction by itself every minute to ensure a thorough massage and automatically shuts off in 15 minutes in case you are falling in sleep
- USE IT ANYWHERE ANYTIME: Easy to carry and easy to operate. Use it anytime, anywhere. This massager comes with a home power adapter and a car charger so that you can use it in office, car or at home. The long cable length ensures extra space and convenienc. Premium breathable mesh and PU leather provides a very comforting experience
- BEST GIFT FOR EVERYONE: Relax every inch of your body muscles! A great and easy gift idea for your parents, friends, family members or elders etc. If you are not 100% satisfied with Mo Cuishle shiatsu massager, we offer 1 year warranty
#41 Caregiver Pager
The caregiver pager is a device meant to give freedom to the elderly while still being able to call for help from their caregiver without having to yell out. The pager has an operating range of 500 feet and is easy to carry. It includes two 23A 12V alkaline batteries (which are already included in the pack)
The volume can be controlled in four slabs of 0-110 dB and it has 55 ringtones for a pleasant choice of alarm as per one’s sensibilities.
- 【STAY MORE INDEPENDENT AND IN CONTROL】: The Daytech caregiver pager for seniors is a wireless, long range panic button for elderly and other people who need extra care, which gives back some privacy and independence to the patient or elderly person, whilst providing peace of mind to their family members
- 【GET HELP QUICKLY & EFFICIENTLY】: When assistance is needed, a simple press of the caregiver call alert button sends a signal directly to the caregiver’s pager receiver. This emergency pager system is suitable for private households, as well as hospitals, nursing homes, and many other places. With a long range of up to 300ft/90m (open area), the caregiver has the option to be further away and still get alerted
- 【ANYONE CAN OPERATE IT】: Even with limited function in the hands, a person will be able to press the panic button alarm to ask for help. The included neck strap will ensure the elderly pager is always easily accessible. The safety call button is splash proof and can be affixed on the bathroom wall. Please note that it can’t be immersed in water so should be removed before bathing or showering
- 【EASY TO SET UP】: This emergency button for elderly monitoring is easy to set up, but our customer support team can also help you set it up according to your needs – precise pairing between multiple receivers and transmitters, setting a selection of 55 ringtones and adjusting volume for example
- 【OUR PROMISE TO YOU】: A alert system for seniors and patients needs to be reliable 24/7. At Daytech, we provide round-the-clock customer service, in addition to a full year’s warranty and money back guarantee. Because we want you to have that peace of mind when it comes to caring for your loved one
Thoughtful gifts for the elderly – Gifts more than $100
And now we come to our selection of those gifts for the elderly that cost more than $100. These can make for stand alone gifts for most occasions. Once again, we have selected those gifts that can be easily used by an elderly person on an everyday basis.
#42 Able Life Tray Table
The Able Life Tray Table is composed of a revolving tray table mounted on a standing handle. It can be easily affixed to the base of your favorite couch or recliner. This tray table provides support while sitting down or standing up and at the same time affixes a handy tray which can be used to support a laptop, books, a mobile phone, a meal tray or other tabletop activities. It also includes a handy cup holder for your coffee and a utensil holder!
The standing handle can accept weights up to 250 pounds and the tray table can withstand a weight of up to 30 pounds. With a 360-degree turning radius, the tray table can be easily moved out of the way when not in use.
The product can easily be affixed to any 4-legged chair, recliner, sofa or couch which has feet apart by 20 to 36 inches. The tray table can be adjusted to a height between 26 to 32 inches, the support handle between 34-40 inches and the base length between 20 to 36 inches, which make this product customizable for any height and any kind of chair.
The device is extremely safety conscious. There are safety pads (which can be adjusted between or outside the seat legs) to build a grip on the floor and a safety grip on the handle as well. The product is easy to assemble with no additional tools required.
- Provides Balance and Support: Able Life’s ergonomic safety handle provides balance and support when sitting and standing from your favorite couch, lift chair, or recliner; the mobility handle supports up to 250 pounds; safety handle measures 6 by 6 inches
- Bamboo Tray Table: Our multi-use TV and computer table measures 16 by 18 inches and includes a built-in cup holder and utensil compartment; with 360 degrees of swivel motion, pivot the lap desk out of the way when not in use; supports 30 pounds
- Easy to Assemble: Install the sofa desk under the feet of most four legged lift chairs or recliners with feet 20 to 36 inches apart; each tray includes all the needed equipment for assembly, no additional tools required; not intended for freestanding use
- Super Grip Stability Pads: The dual sided rubber pads can be adjusted to fit the distance between the front and back legs of your furniture and will protect your floor from damage; furniture feet can be placed on either the outside or inside of the pads
- Fully Adjustable: Tray table height adjusts from 26 to 32 inches; support handle height adjusts from 34 to 40 inches; base length adjusts from 20 to 36 inches; reference our video and images to determine if the Able Tray is compatible with your furniture
#43 QuicStick Portable Hand Controls
Driving a car is a wonderful feeling of freedom. The wind in your hair, the power of the steering wheel in your hand and the open road rife with many possibilities have always had a special charm.
Unfortunately, many a time the onset of old age robs our loved one of this wonderful feeling. Lack of power or coordination in their legs and lower part of the body makes it near impossible to control the pedals and brakes needed to drive a car. If your parents long for that feeling of independence once again, we have a wonderful gift idea for you!
The QuicStick Portable Hand Control is a solution to that problem. It allows you to completely control your car with your hands, thus setting you free to use your car for moving around. The hand control affixes to the car pedal and brake of any car with an automatic transmission. Its an easy installation job and does not require more than 5 minutes. Once ready, the pedal and brake can easily be controlled by hand.
The QuicStick has a very useful 30-day money-back guarantee which means that your loved ones can test out the product and keep it if they feel the device is useful. It is designed to take up minimal space in the car so that there is extra space for other things.
As an important aside: This device is unsuitable if your loved one has limited dexterity in their hands, since it requires them to control all functions of the car with their hands.
- Color Aluminium FITS VIRTUALLY ALL VEHICLE TYPES: Autos, trucks, powersports, foreign hybrids 2016 and newer might require a different clamp style.
- FULLY ASSEMBLED & EASY TO INSTALL: Comes fully assembled and no tools needed to install, just attach to the brake and gas pedal and start driving today!
- FULLY ADJUSTABLE & EASY TO USE: Fits both left and right-handed drivers. Adjustable fit to driver height and vehicle type in seconds thanks to its quick-connect hardware and superior design. A free steering knob is included to further improve the ease of driving. QuicStick driving tools can be used immediately upon installation. Just a few minutes of practice and you will be comfortable with the natural hand motion and minimal effort to drive.
- EASY TO TRANSPORT, LIGHTWEIGHT & DURABLE: QuicStick is made from the highest quality T-30 aluminum to last and weights only 3lbs. QuicStick folds and stores in the included easy carry travel bag and fits in airline overhead compartments or luggage. Choose quality, experience and a proven USA brand. Available in Aluminum and Black
#44 CPR Guardian II Smartwatch for the Elderly
The CPR guardian smartwatch is not just a smartwatch but a whole medical alert system for seniors. Along with the CPR guardian 2 app – which can easily be downloaded and installed at the caretakers’ end, this is a perfect gift for the elderly. It will ensure that you are always aware of the whereabouts of your loved ones and that they can communicate easily with you during an emergency.
Some of the important safety features of the guardian 2 smartwatch are:
- In-built GPS: Easily track the location of your loved ones using GPS
- SOS emergency: The SOS button lets your loved one communicate with you during an emergency.
- You can also use the Guardian to make and receive phone calls to up to 30 close contacts
- Heart rate monitor: The device monitors your loved ones’ heartbeat every 10 minutes and sends the information to the guardian app. If ever the heartbeat falls below 30 bpm, it sends an alert to the App which can be installed on the caregiver’s phone.
- MEDICAL ALERT SMARTWATCH - Keep parents and loved ones Safe, Independent and Active. The CPR Guardian II represents the next generation of protection for loved ones in an emergency.
- PHONE and TWO WAY CALLING with SOS EMERGENCY ASSIST BUTTON - In the event of an emergency, the wearer will be able to alert you by holding the SOS button. The location and status of the wearer will be available through the Guardian APP on your smartphone.
- SMART LOCATION TRACKING - Built-in GPS and WiFi- Always know where your loved ones are.
- HEART RATE MONITOR - Monitors the wearer’s heart every 10 minutes and sends this information directly to the CPR Guardian II APP, If a low heart rate of below 30 beats per minute is identified Guardian II will send a warning notification message to the APP.
- NO ONGOING SERVICE CHARGES - 2G Network Only - Only compatible with Pre-paid T-Mobile SIM. Purchase directly from T-Mobile website.
#45 The Simple Music Player for the Elderly
A music player can make the perfect gift for elderly people, especially as they spend a lot of time by themselves.
This particular music player has been designed keeping in mind the special circumstances of people which Alzheimer’s, dementia or other related conditions. It limits its controls to only 3 – lift the lid to start the music, push the big button for the next song, and close the lid to stop. This makes it extremely simple to operate and understand. The volume controls are hidden beneath the device so that the user cannot accidentally change them.
Music which reminds people of their youth has been proven to vastly improve lucidity and ability to be aware of one’s situation. Music therapy improves mental well-being and promotes independent living.
Therefore, it is important to have music played to people with Alzheimer’s. The lesser number of buttons makes music accessible to them and makes this music player simple to use.
- WORLDS EASIEST TO USE MUSIC PLAYER - Just lift the lid to begin playing music. Selected by Smithsonian for their 'Access & Ability' exhibition.
- WORKS OUT OF THE BOX- Comes pre-loaded with 40 American Classics. Easily add all of your own music or audio books to 4GB of internal memory.
- ENGAGES THE MIND - Healthcare professionals have shown that music can improve awareness, clarity of expression and memory focus. That in turn lifts user self esteem and reduces caregiver stress.
- MP3 QUALITY SOUND - Strong wooden enclosure with a familiar, retro look.
- LIVE TECHNICAL SUPPORT - Speak to a live person at our support center if you need assistance.
#46 Drive Medical Nitro Euro Style Rollator Walker
A rollator walker is a mobility device that combines a walker frame with 3 or 4 wheels. It is used by people who can walk, but have issues with balance or stability and need support. Or else it can provide a place to sit frequently due to recent heart surgery or other problems.
The drive medical Nitro Euro-style is one of the best rollators out there in the market. It has a lightweight aluminum frame with built-in brake cables (so that they do not keep dangling out, which can be unsafe). The rollator folds up easily due to its cross-bar design, by simply pulling up on the seat grip, with one hand. It stands while folded and can be rolled as well, which is a boon in case you need to stop and sit somewhere for a bit of time.
It has a comfortable nylon seat with back support and handle heights can be adjusted basis requirement. The large front wheels provide additional comfort and stability while moving outdoors.
There is a sleek storage under the seat which can be used to carry any items that you want to take with you. To know more, you can also read our article on rollator walkers.
- Rolling Walker With Seat: Our stylish and modern walker features a lightweight frame and a spacious under-seat pouch for added privacy and security
- Premium Features: Our Drive walker features a built-in brake cable for extra safety and protection; Large 10" front casters allow for optimal wheeled walker steering and rolling comfort
- Adjustable Components: Push button allows you to quickly adjust the height of the handles; The backrest of our walker with wheels can be moved up or down via a tool-free thumb screw
- Spacious Storage Pouch: Our adult walker includes a removable zippered storage bag with a unique attachment that’s perfect for securely storing personal belongings or transporting items
- Folding Design: Drive rollator easily folds with 1 hand and features a plastic clip that holds the folding walker closed; Cross-brace design allows for side-to-side folding and added stability
#47 Floor Mat Exit Alarm for Elderly
Dementia wandering and risk of fall are two major problems that caregivers face when dealing with the elderly. Due to lack of bodily strength or diseases such as arthritis, getting out of bed and standing on the floor becomes a challenge in old age.
Dementia patients often lose a sense of time of day and the place where they are. This causes them to wander off at odd times of the day without the means or sense to get back to their home. This can be a dangerous scenario because they are prone to accidents, being mugged or even more dire consequences.
The Floor Mat exit alarm for elderly is a fall-prevention as well anti-wandering alarm system that uses pressure sensing mats to judge if your loved one is trying to get up from bed or is moving out the door. The floor mat senses a change in pressure when someone steps on it. When attached with an alarm system, it can inform a caregiver that the patient/senior is trying to move (either off the bed or out the house).
The alarm features an on/off switch so that it can be reset after responding to the loved one. There is a volume adjustment control how loud the alarm needs to be.
The floor mat itself is made of 24 X 48 inch non slip heavy vinyl. It has a cord attaching it to the alarm system. The alarm system does not need electricity, it works on 3 AA batteries and it can be installed easily.
- Prevent falls or wandering when a resident steps on the pressure sensing floor mat placed by a bed, chair or doorway that will alert the caregiver by an easy to use audible exit alarm.
- Complete System includes: 1 Economy exit alarm and 1 floor mat.
- Alarm features include on/off switch so caregiver can reset alarm when responding to the resident; a status light that lets you know that the monitor is operational; a low battery warning light; blinking visual alert, adjustable volume control, variable tone options, battery or AC power option, protective boot & hanging strap.
- The floor mat is made of heavy duty material measuring 24"x48" gray, non-slip with beveled edges, with an 8' cord that plugs into the alarm.
- Floor mat plugs into monitor and audibly alerts at monitor. Alarm works with 3-AA batteries (not included) DOES NOT WORK WITH AC ADAPTERS!
#48 RCA 10 inch Wi-Fi Digital Photo Frame
A photo frame that can change photos! The RCA digital photo frame is a perfect gift for your loved ones who have a mobility impairment and find it difficult to work with complex devices such as mobile phones and tablets.
Family and friends can share their photos which can be displayed on this photo frame instantly. It also supports on-screen captions on the photos and videos, so that you can put in fun descriptions of the pics. The device support both Wi-Fi, SD card and USB for photo and video sharing and storage.
It can be operated as a touch screen with “auto rotate” flexibility, which allows your loved ones to view the photos from any angle. For security and safety of your photos, the device employs a Secure Device Grid so that the app or any connected third party does not have access to your photos.
#49 NOVA Medical Standalone Portable Bedside Commode
A portable commode is useful for people who are completely bed-ridden and unable to walk the steps needed to reach the bathroom. In such cases, a portable commode along with the help of a caregiver who can transfer your loved ones on and off it provides the perfect solution.
The Nova Medical Drop Arm commode can be used both as a stand-alone bedside commode (with a bucket) or it can be used above the toilet with the slash guard (bucket, bucket lid and slash guard are all included with the commode).
It has arms for holding-on on both sides of the seat, which can be dropped-off when transferring the patient from the bed or commode. Both the seat and back are padded for patient comfort and are covered in vinyl to avoid friction. The installation is completely tools-free and can be done in minutes. Leg height is adjustable as per need. The product can lift a person with a weight of up to 300 pounds. This can make for a very thoughtful gift for an elderly person if they are largely unable to walk to the bathroom.
- MULTI-PURPOSE COMMODE can be used as a stand-alone bedside commode (use with bucket) or over the toilet use (use with slash guard). Comes with: Bucket with carry handle, Bucket lid and Slash Guard. Bucket dimensions: 10.25”W x 5.75”H
- DROP ARM FEATURE for both arms allow easy user transfer from a wheelchair or bed. The Red Release button makes it easy to drop the arm for transfer and pull up to lock it back into place. Arms are padded for comfort.
- TOOLS FREE ASSEMBLY IN MINUTES. Simply snap on the back and legs with the push buttons. Lift up on the seat to insert/remove the bucket or splashguard. Legs are easily adjustable to desired height and over the toilet use.
- COMFORTABLE PADDED SEAT & BACK provides the ideal density for support and comfort. The vinyl surface material is durable and easy to clean.
- SPECIFICATIONS: Weight Capacity: 300 lb., Product weight: 20 lb., Seat height range: 19.25” – 23.75”, Seat dimensions: 16.5”W x 16.5”D; Seat opening: 8.25"W x 11”D, Width between arms: 17.25”, Overall dimensions on lowest adjustment: 22.25”W x 20.5”-22.5”D x 30.75”H; Overall dimensions on highest adjustment: 22.5”W x 21.25”-23”D x 34.75”H; Overall footprint on lowest adjustment: 21”W x 20.25”D; Overall footprint on highest adjustment: 21.25”W x 21”D
#50 Arealer Foot Massager Machine
This foot massager machine uses Shiatsu and air compression techniques to gently stimulate the acupressure points on the soles of your feet, giving you a complete 3-D massage while promoting blood flow and accelerating metabolism
The machine has two temperature adjustment settings: low heat and high heat, to suit your comfort level. The material used is heat resistant, ensuring that no odor is emitted when heating. The massager comes with a remote control for easy operation during the massage and for the benefit of the elderly who would find it difficult to bend down to operate it.
The product has a large LCD to see the actual temperature so that your loved ones can comfortably know how hot the device is going to be and can manage it themselves. It also displays the massage time to be able to time the massage properly.
#51 Joy for All Robotic Sitting Golden Dog
Companionship is perhaps the one thing that the elderly want as they grow older. Being able to touch, feel and play with someone, being able to talk to someone when they are alone, to share their memories and joys – these are all experiences that they cherish.
Unfortunately, given our busy lifestyles and everyday hassles, we are unable to give them this joy. At the same time, keeping a pet requires a lot of care and attention and many a time seniors are not in a position to put in that much work.
Enter the Robotic Sitting Dog. Especially useful for patients of dementia and failing memory, the lifelike robotic dog can become a hassle-free companion to them.
The robot is very lifelike, with an authentic heartbeat and near-real fur. The dog is responsive to touch, feel and voice commands and not only responds to touching and petting but also barks back when you speak to it. The experience is very nearly like owning a pet, without having to worry about bathing, feeding and taking it out for walks. The future is already here, it is just not very evenly distributed!
- Puppy-like movements & sounds: Our companion pet acts just like a real puppy
- State of the art: Our revolutionary barkback technology allows the puppy to respond to your voice
- A rich experience: Designed to bring comfort, companionship and fun to aging loved ones.
- Award winning: Joy For All companion pets won the caregiver friendly award from today's caregiver
- Ageless innovation is a global company devoted to developing fun and engaging products
#52 A Lift Chair Recliner
A lift chair recliner is like a comfortable single padded chair that makes it easy to get in and out of. This Ashley Yandel power lift recliner makes a great addition to the living room of an elderly person. With the controls, you can lift your legs or ease yourself into it. It is decently sized and very easy to put together.
While on the more expensive side among our list of thoughtful gifts for the elderly, it is almost impossible to go wrong with this. To know more, you can also read our article on lift chair recliners.
- CONTEMPORARY POWER LIFT RECLINER: Style and functionality merge together in this dual motor lift chair recliner, With just the touch of a button, the power lift eases you back and elevates your legs for the ultimate lounging experience
- SMOOTH BROWN UPHOLSTERY: Saddle brown upholstery looks like leather, but is actually thick poly fiber with a cozy feel-good touch. Designed for comfort with a high back, thick cushions and sturdy corner-blocked framed with metal reinforced seat
- SLOW POWER MOVEMENT: Estimated time to complete a full cycle with 110V from fully reclined to completely lifted is 1 minute. To move from reclined to upright takes 14.5 seconds, ideal for seniors or disabled individuals
- EASY ASSEMBLY: Instructions, hardware and tools included, Fits through doorways 30" or wider
- Seat height: 20.00"
#53 Real Relax Massage Chair
And finally, rounding up our list of thoughtful gifts for the elderly is this relaxing and comfortable massage chair by Real Relax. It is a gift for the discerning elderly who would like to enjoy a nice massage. It comes in different colors to match the aesthetics of your room.
- Dual-core S track neck back robots hands rollers up and down, generate a more effective massage to neck stress and back pain, than 8 points fixed back rollers.
- One button zero gravity, feel ultimate relaxation when the chair is fully reclined.
- Full body airbags compression on shoulders, arms, foot and hips, relive whole body pain and tense.
- Altered remote control with a bigger LCD screen and clearer buttons, easier to use and more accessible.
- More Effective neck massage: Suitable neck massage position can be chosen to fit your height, 3 levels of adjustable massage intensity to meet various needs.
Selecting the right gift takes a lot of research. Especially, if you are looking to give something thoughtful that your elderly parent will actually use. If you liked reading this, you might also enjoy our article on DIY gifts for the elderly.
You may also want to read more about how you can save time while taking care of elderly parents and make them more happy and independent at the same time.
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